Gurdon Wadsworth

Male27 June 1748–23 January 1826

Brief Life History of Gurdon

When Gurdon Wadsworth was born on 27 June 1748, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Wadsworth, was 31 and his mother, Melicent Cook, was 24. He married Mehitabel Wright on 17 October 1775, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1800. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 23 January 1826, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Gurdon Wadsworth
Mehitabel Wright
Marriage: 17 October 1775
Mary Polly Wadsworth
Sally Wadsworth
Samuel Wadsworth
Sally Wadsworth
Samuel Wadsworth
Harriet Wadsworth
Lydia Wadsworth
Martha Wadsworth

Sources (18)

  • Gorden Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Gurdon Wadsworth, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Gurdon Wadsworth, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1775Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 28

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 33

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.


    Age 41

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, Yorkshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Wæddi (genitive Wæddes) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

    History: William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT. — John Wadsworth (died 1787) was a fellow of Harvard College and is buried in the old burial ground in Cambridge, MA. Peleg Wadsworth, born in Duxbury, MA, 1748, was a revolutionary war general and grandfather of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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